Travel

The West Baden Springs Hotel – Winter

The West Baden Springs Hotel - Winter

I am transferring some photos from my old blog to this one, and I thought I would start with some photos of the spectacular West Baden Springs Hotel.  These photos are from a blustery January day in 2010, but despite the weather, the West Baden remained a landmark of exquisite elegance.  I had the chance […]


Tree Trunk and Still River – Winter in Yosemite

Tree Trunk and Still River - Winter in Yosemite

Tree in Snow with Half Dome — Cook’s Meadow, Yosemite National Park

Tree in Snow with Half Dome -- Cook's Meadow, Yosemite National Park

Tree in Snow – Yosemite National Park

Tree in Snow - Yosemite National Park

A Window to the Snow – The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park

A Window to the Snow - The Ahwahnee Hotel, Yosemite National Park

From a window at the Ahwahnee Hotel, in Yosemite National Park.  I had a quiet breakfast there one extraordinary winter morning (the complimentary bread basket was amazing), and this was my view.   Reminds me of a poem by Louis Macneice: Snow The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was Spawning snow and […]


Indiana University, Bloomington — Late Autumn

Indiana University, Bloomington -- Late Autumn

I had a chance to visit the gorgeous campus of Indiana University at Bloomington just after Thanksgiving this year.  IU is an absolutely beautiful campus, made even more photogenic from the stark forms of the bare trees against the traditional / modern architecture of the campus.


Lynn’s Paradise Cafe

Lynn's Paradise Cafe

I had the most marvelous breakfast at Louisville’s legendary Lynn’s Paradise Cafe, and though the morning was a bit overcast, I left there with a full stomach and colors in my eyes.. A beautiful morning.


Churchill Downs and the Derby Museum

Churchill Downs and the Derby Museum

I had the privilege of visiting the legendary Churchill Downs on Memorial Day this year, and toured the wonderful Kentucky Derby Museum with my charming host. It was a beautiful day in Kentucky — warm and clear– and Churchill Downs was bustling with activity. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the track, viewing the paddock prior to […]


Central Park, Louisville

Central Park, Louisville

I took a lovely walk with a sweet companion in Central Park, Louisville this past Memorial Day. Unlike my previous visit to Louisville during a cold, dormant winter, the parks this time, in late May — and all of Louisville for that matter — shimmered in a lush, deep green of Spring. Central Park was […]


The 21c Museum Hotel

The 21c Museum Hotel

My recent return to Louisville took me to the extraordinary 21c Museum Hotel. I only took a few shots at this dazzling hotel– I was much too busy being delighted at the wonderful exhibits and quirky architectural details…


Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls

It seemed to pour down from the sky…


Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

[Originally published on January 27, 2010] I returned, last week, from a remarkable trip to Kentucky, where I stayed with a brilliant, loving, and handsome man, who I love with certainty and beyond all words. While there, we visited, Mammoth Cave National Park, on a clear, crisp sunny morning. Click on any photo in the […]


Beneath the Expansive Desert Sky

Beneath the Expansive Desert Sky

Car rides, for many, evoke memories of being strapped immobile inside the family car — between your sister who smells of bubble gum she won’t share, and your older brother who’s far too skilled at the “Slug Bug” game for your own good. For me, however, car trips remind me of freedom, the chance to […]


The Arizona Biltmore Hotel

The Arizona Biltmore Hotel

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Arizona Biltmore with my exceptionally dazzling companion, for drinks and conversation after a long, busy day, during a particularly trying week. I absolutely loved the visit. The elegant Biltmore, influenced directly by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright, reminds me that architecture, in the shadow of genius, can […]